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Walking

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Summary

A lyrical account of an activity that is essential for our sanity, equilibrium, and well-being, from the author of Silence.

Placing one foot in front of the other, embarking on the journey of discovery, and experiencing the joy of exploration - these activities are intrinsic to our nature. Our ancestors traveled long distances on foot, gaining new experiences and learning from them. But as universal as walking is, each of us will experience it differently. For Erling Kagge, it is the gateway to the questions that fascinate him - Why do we walk? Where do we walk from? What is our destination? - and in this audiobook, he invites us to investigate them along with him. 

Language reflects the idea that life is one single walk; the word journey comes from the distance we travel in the course of a day. Walking for Kagge is a natural accompaniment to creativity: the occasion for the unspoken dialogue of thinking. Walking is also the antidote to the speed at which we conduct our lives, to our insistence on rushing, on doing everything in a precipitous manner - walking is among the most radical things we can do.

©2019 Becky L. Crook (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Atli Gunnarsson
Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Silence

4 ratings

Summary

What is silence?

Where can it be found?

Why is it now more important than ever?

In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent 50 days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book, an astonishing and transformative meditation, Kagge explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create. By recounting his own experiences and discussing the observations of poets, artists, and explorers, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to sanity and happiness - and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude.

©2017 Erling Kagge and Becky L. Crook (P)2017 Random House Audio

Narrator: Atli Gunnarsson
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible